“An unnoticed revolution: In the last two decades of the twentieth century, music has been socially liberated from the grip of musicians and composers.”
Canadian born Nash The Slash retired a few years ago, on May 10th, aged 66 (!) this senior of independent category crushing left completely.
Honour him if in need for a great evening & don’t miss out on his 1980’s “Children Of The Night” as a solid starting point.
There’s a new blog about the hilarious Frank Weghardt, probably best known as inspiration for the Weber & Schuster EP from 1990. This was released back in the day just after they won the Scharfrichter Price for their musicial cabaret.
Ralf Schuster meanwhile is still also otherwise active solo and in various formations…
More songs and noises can be discovered at soundcloud …
Some stuff I intended to mention (and praise) earlier comes in form of free downloadable releases. This should have been the the first one;
In March 2012 Jim Avignon released some more of charming minimal electro pop odes as in the truest meaning of the word: Unpaid Work.
Get it while it’s up and look around there’s quite a few more to find, nearly all self-published in true DIY spirits like back in the day..
Research on sleep & dreams state, experimental, ambient and relaxing sounds in great German electronic tradition.
Founded in 1989 and active until summer 1994. Re-activated in 2013.
Originally published in 1991 as C-30 via Klappstuhl Records.
Remastered in 2013 by DSIP >>>
For current projects and digging deeper into Delta Sleep Inducing Peptide visit their blog and don’t miss out on this brilliant 2013 release;
Issued via the Batenim Netlabel.
A career spanning mix to celebrate Autechre‘s 20th (yes it’s really that old already) anniversary of releasing their 1st classic album Incunabula, thanks are due to Bertolt Brechtakt who took his time to mix this from his Vinyl editions.
A special Helloween release by former Bauhaus, Love & Rockets member David J is the very first acceptable rendition of the 1979 classic proto gothic dub ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ played to death by generations now “.……..this dark melancholic exploration was recorded live by candlelight in a single take.” An atmospheric approach with “signature post-classical piano from noir chanteuse Jill Tracy.”
Listen and Enjoy or grab it if you can – for $ 0.99 via his bandcamp site it’s a bargain and you’ll never know how long it’s available until the next Collection of rarities will be compiled.
On another note; there’s a bit more in the coming concerning Bauhaus’ legacy. Not wanting to mention Beggars Banquet’s Archive’s careful edited and restored 5 Album Box Sets of Love and Rockets & Bauhaus nor the Daniel Ash 3CD Box Anthology, nor the various Peter Murphy expanded Reissues – but David J’s first solo Album which was last issued in 1990, Etiquette Of Violence.
This reissue will be available in late November as a lavish deluxe 2CD Set via Cherry Red. The 2nd Disc compromises of nearly everything to wish for the avid collector; his rare collaborative single from 1981 with René Halkett, the even more rare 1983 Sinister Ducks 7″ plus 8 Demos and Outtakes and some alternative versions make this a pretty exciting sum-up of his early days as solo artist.
Just stumbled over this great DJ Mix Hommage to Pete Namlook by Geir Jenssen. Featuring Pyrolator, Dome, TG, The Human League, OMD, YMO, R. Sakamoto, Bill Nelson, BEF, Colin Newman, Robert Rental & Thomas Leer it builds up to an authentic soundscape of early electronic-a.
I admit it’s already online since January but still available for streaming or/& downloading.